These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Angst? What Angst?: Dana's two mentors were murdered and rendered unto a Broken Pedestal, respectively, and he had to cut himself off from his entire adoptive family, all within the space of a few days. He doesn't seem too broken up about it, on a day-to-day basis.
The Load: Dr. Ivan Aleksandrovich Ekk—Ironeye didn't want his GMPC to overshadow the party, and thus only brought Dr. Ekk when a doctor would be helpful, a Mr. Exposition was needed, or someone needed to inconvenience the party in some fashion. This reached the point that according to Thnikkafan, Dr. Ekk was actually a detriment to the party because he "brought the average down". Since then, Dr. Ekk has been allowed to have one awesome moment in helping Dana and Samson break out of a prison cell by tricking the guards.
The Woobie: Dr. Ivan Aleksandrovich Ekk—his father was killed in the Russian Revolution; his mentor claimed that his mother hung himself; he's been chosen to be a warrior for God when he'd rather be a healer; he lost an archangel's sword; he had to leave his clinic due to Jack's trouble with Al Capone; Angel Rose is trying to control his destiny; he's one of the main targets of Red Russian agents; and he doesn't sleep much due to nightmares, which he sometimes slips into even when he's awake.